Ghost Cult caught up with Billy Howerdel (also of a perfect circle) to discuss his new solo album – What Normal Was (Alchemy Records, Rise Records, BMG). Billy discusses his career up to now, the choice to use his own name instead of Ashes Divide, letting his 1980s influences fly on the new album, his upcoming tour dates, and some plans for a perfect circle too. Continue reading
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Billy Howerdel is best known as the songwriter and guitarist for A Perfect Circle, the band he created with his good friend James Maynard Keenan (Tool / Puscifer) after they met when Tool were supporting Fishbone for whom Howerdel was a guitar tech in the early nineties, before sharing a house together in the Hollywood Hills. Howerdel would work on his early material while also engineering for the likes of David Bowie, Guns n’ Roses, and Nine Inch Nails.
Guitar legend Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets of Rage, Audioslave, Bruce Springsteen) has launched a new destination music camp, Guitar Revolution! Starting January 2nd, 2020 fans will be able to learn from and hang out with Morello, Nuno Bettencourt, John 5, Wayne Kramer, Vernon Reid, Bibi McGill, and Billy Howerdel. Taking place in Newport Beach, California, January 2nd to 6th 2020. Watch Morello explain the experience and book your stay at the link below. Continue reading
A Perfect Circle has been busy with their recent sold-out Hollywood Bowl appearance, intimate Grammy Museum show, and a further upcoming new run of world tour dates soon. The band also announced their participation in Record Store Day’s Black Friday, offering a limited edition 7-inch featuring ‘So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish’ with a B-side of the AC/DC cover ‘Dog Eat Dog’. They have released a new 2-D video for ‘Eat The Elephant’ directed by Steven Sebring (Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band, Dream of Life) from the companion film for the album of the same name, is part of a first of its kind, album-length hologram film viewable via a prism included in the Eat The Elephant deluxe box set. Watch the clip below!Continue reading
One of the most hotly anticipated releases of 2018 back into the spotlight. Jokes about another musical project impeding the appearance of a new Tool album aside (categorically untrue, but funny) the much-loved and missed band hasn’t so much as roared back into the light to get our attention, as they rolled through with a purposeful stride and made themselves known by clearing their throats. “Ahem. Pay attention dumbass.” What presents itself for inspection might be the best release from the band yet.
Throughout the past year, A Perfect Circle have been slowly introducing fans to new music. Along with the ‘Disillusioned’ and ‘The Doomed’ singles they’ve shared online, we’ve also seen them perform ‘Feathers’ and ‘Hourglass’ live, and now we have a better idea of when we can expect the new album. Continue reading
Billy Howerdel previously said that A Perfect Circle has every intention of releasing a new album this year, and he wasn’t lying. Continue reading